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this morning to hear the news. he called pope benedict xvi a man of humility, reflection, and wisdom and as the faithful to pray for the pope and also the church. worshippers in downtown baltimore are fighting hard to believe. some tell us that the respect his decision to step down. >> it will never be easy for him but whether it is the right decision, you do not know until history shows as the right decision. >> he cannot do his job if his health is not good. >> what does that mean for the church? >> there's another holy man in the wings ready to take his place. >> i hope he will recognize the humanity of this pope. -- we will recognize the humanity of this pope. recognize that the stamina required for this role was not his any longer. >> i was just surprised. very, very surprised. a little bit sad. i think he is a wonderful polk. he has done a wonderful job these last eight years. >> what ever has motivated his decision he does think he is doing it for the good of the church as well as for his own good. >> the colonel calls this an act of selflessness and humility. the cardinal wil
benedict. but a new controversy threatens to overshadow the next election of the -- the election of the next holy father. other parts of the country are still dealing with snow. what to expect for the beginning of your work week. >> a milestone moment witnessed by thousands in rome. pope benedict stood before the crowd and delivered his final sunday blessing. the pontiff prepares for retirement amid new controversy. and thompson explains as we thompson world -- anne explains as we cover the world. >> afflicts chant -- catholics jammed st. peter's square to share the final blessing us -- of pope benedict. they heard the pope give more reasons for why he is retiring. he told the crowd that god has called him onto the mountain to live a life of more prayer and meditation, but that he would not be abandoning the church. the 85-year-old pontiff said god had asked him to witness life with the same kind of dedication, but to do so in a way that is more appropriate for his age and strength. for the many expressions of gratitude, closeness, and prayer. >> it was played out against the bac
in parishes across the world, the resignation of pope benedict xvi confirming his love for the church and its followers. feeling his health was not up to the herculean task, his holiness made the ultimate sacrifice in determining that advocating the job was the right about the time. it is something that has not been done in 600 years of this transition will be historic. with the changing base of the church, their speculations that the next pope could come from latin america or an emerging african nation. one thing is for sure -- parishioners will have a new host of the easter and an opportunity to embrace a new leadership and vision for the church. as we move through the lenten season, we look no further from pope benedict xvi and the example he leads that service to other begins with selflessness. for more on the life and leadership of the pope and the upcoming transition, log onto wbaltv.com, and click
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